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post #11 of 21
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Sticks on it with thermal tape?
The stock factory paste dry and hardens. You can safely use Arctic Silver if you like. I am using AS5 on my N/S bridges. Since it doesn't harden, I can turn it just a bit, but it's doing well for a week now.
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I would get this and some AS5: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21311
    
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Once again I have to agree with my folding teammate.
I have one of those on my southbridge on my eVGA.
Go for it, you will not be disappointed.
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pow3rtr1p, i would like to ask if the M2R-32 MVP is a good mobo? I heard that the heatsinks are too close to your card and stuff like that? Have you encountered any problems with it? I'm thinking of getting it for my send rig.
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post #15 of 21
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Sticks on it with thermal tape?
The ak-210 has a sticky pad, so there is no need to take out your motherboard to install it.
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pow3rtr1p, i would like to ask if the M2R-32 MVP is a good mobo? I heard that the heatsinks are too close to your card and stuff like that? Have you encountered any problems with it? I'm thinking of getting it for my send rig.
Well, the first PCI-E slot card is about a centimeter away from one of the bridge chips. It hasn't caused any issues, though. It's still great stability-wise. I can run 3 GHz and DDR 1000 24/7 folding with no issues at all, and temps are great. I don't know if I just got a sweet CPU stepping, a killer revision of this board, or what, but I am borderline in love with this rig

I was thinking about getting one of those northbridge and south bridge heatsinks, but I wasn't sure if it would cause any issues, seeing as I've got things so tightly packed onto that mobo as it is... My CPU HSF hangs over my first 2 RAM slots, and I had to bend a capacitator a bit, which still touches a heatpipe, to get it to mount properly. Then my video card almost touches the NB, and when I ran CF for about a week, my sound card was touching my second video card... I don't know if that's just the nature of the beast with so much hardware, but it's what I've experienced.

All in all, I wouldn't trade this mobo for anything, other than the very minor issue of Linux not supporting the 580X chipset yet.
    
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post #17 of 21
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Cool. I may get that mobo when i join the army. Until a better mobo comes out. Seriously, in my opinion, the M2R-32 MVP is one ugly mobo. Haha.
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post #18 of 21
Oh ya, the dang thing's hideous to look at. But th performance more than makes up for it
    
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post #19 of 21
First off- I completely agree with that Enzotech - it's the one I want, for the board you have!
Secondly... just did an image search for that board to see how ugly it is.
Now my monitor burnt out, due to, ugly factor +2.
My god O_O I hope it really performs. lol.
    
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post #20 of 21
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First off- I completely agree with that Enzotech - it's the one I want, for the board you have!
Secondly... just did an image search for that board to see how ugly it is.
Now my monitor burnt out, due to, ugly factor +2.
My god O_O I hope it really performs. lol.
Damn you now I had to do the same thing. . Ill go ahead and ruin this thread for the sake of helping other who are too lazy to google it

 
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